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by Sergei
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: kind of specialist question [about realism].
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: kind of specialist question [about realism].

This is a huge subject, which I barely understand any of. But you know who does? Georges Dreyfuss, who writes about this in his book "Recognizing Reality."
by Sergei
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gyalwa Gyatso / Red Avalokiteshvara / Jinasagara
Replies: 37
Views: 11370

Re: Gyalwa Gyatso / Red Avalokiteshvara / Jinasagara

Thank you all! (But don't stop--this is fascinating.)
by Sergei
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gyalwa Gyatso / Red Avalokiteshvara / Jinasagara
Replies: 37
Views: 11370

Gyalwa Gyatso / Red Avalokiteshvara / Jinasagara

Can anyone explain this deity to me? (I post the question here, because I understand that he is primarily a Kagyu deity, but I may well be mistaken in this.) For example, there seem to be two tantric versions of Chenrezig--him and Hayagriva. Do they have different meanings? Why does Kagyu (or perhap...
by Sergei
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 13508

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

BDSM poses an interesting challenge to the Buddhist conception of suffering as intrinsically undesirable.* This challenge is probably long overdue. After all, pain is an evolutionary adaptation to the existence of various physical threats, for which it is genetically advantageous to experience avers...
by Sergei
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?

Thank you again!
by Sergei
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Siddhartha's Intent
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Siddhartha's Intent

Not at all, in fact you've been very helpful. Does SI and/or the Khyentse lineage in general identify a particular yidam, guru, and dakini? I had always assumed that Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal would figure into it, but perhaps they are following Sa sKya practices like Hevajra...? The usual form...
by Sergei
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?

Thank you for the links--I'm afraid that none of my computers can read them.
by Sergei
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Siddhartha's Intent
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Siddhartha's Intent

I was not aware of the Sakya connection. Is this because of Ris med, or is it more than that? (There are a lot of Nyingma / Kargyud dual-identified lamas around, but I haven't heard of this combination.)
by Sergei
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Siddhartha's Intent
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Siddhartha's Intent

Thank you both. BTW the "Ask an instructor" feature has been discontinued. I find 'propaganda' and 'dissenting voices' rather strange terminology, though. By "propaganda" I mean information intended for wide distribution, for the purpose of persuading people to adopt a particular viewpoint or set of...
by Sergei
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Siddhartha's Intent
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Siddhartha's Intent

What is it exactly that you're trying to find out? You say that there are things that the websites don't reveal... What are you looking for? Well, to begin with, how many followers / students does he have? What languages do they speak? Which deity practices do they do? (The Dharma Gar paragraph cop...
by Sergei
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?

Thank you very much!

Is this the original version? It is shorter than the one I learned (which embeds the Migstema prayer into it). This makes me wonder about its textual history.
by Sergei
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Siddhartha's Intent
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: Siddhartha's Intent

I've read his websites. There are many things they simply don't reveal, but that his students would probably know. I had hoped that some would post here. For example, I know that they have something called "Dharma Gar" (now a ten-year, part-time version of the three-year retreat, except not done as ...
by Sergei
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: FPMT Maitreya Project--status report?
Replies: 1
Views: 524

FPMT Maitreya Project--status report?

What is going on with the FPMT's Maitreya Project? Does anybody know? I am aware of the controversy, and am wondering what the chances are that the FPMT leaders can be persuaded to rethink it.
by Sergei
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Gaden Lha Gyema in Tibetan?

(Not sure if I should post this here, or in the Gelugpa forum.)

Where can I find the Tibetan version (actual Tibetan script, or else Wylie--not just rough phonetics) of the Gaden Lha Gyema prayer in praise of Je Tsongkhapa? Thank you very much!
by Sergei
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Siddhartha's Intent
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Siddhartha's Intent

If anyone here knows about the Siddhartha's Intent group, could you please describe it Wikipedia-style? For example, approximately how many people are involved in it? What are their main practices? Where is the group headquartered, and how is it organized? Are there any controversies about it? It's ...